Kevin Lynch

Top 10 Jazz CDs 2006

The top 10 are listed on no order. However the live Mingus reissue stood out as a reminder of his volcanic artistic personality and of the tough-minded humanity beneath the underdog.

  • Paul Motian Band “Garden of Eden” (ECM)
  • Gianluca Petrella “Indigo4″ (Blue Note)
  • Branford Marsalis Quartet “Braggtown” (Marsalis Music)
  • Trio Beyond “Saudades” (ECM)
  • Andrew Hill “Timelines” (Blue Note)
  • Liberty Ellman “Ophluchus Butterfly” (PI)
  • Tomasz Stanko Quartet “Lontano” (ECM)
  • Ornette Coleman “Sound Grammar” (Sound Grammar)
  • Nels Cline “New Monastery” (Cryptogramophone)
  • SF Jazz Collective “SF Jazz Collective 2″ (Nonesuch)

Reissues:

  • Charles Mingus “At UCLA 1965″ (Mingus Music)
  • Weather Report “Forecast: Tomorrow” (Columbia Legacy)
  • The Miles Davis Quintet “The Legendary Prestige Quintet Sessions” (Prestige)
  • Sun Ra “Heliocentric Worlds Volumes 1 & 2″ (ESP)
  • Albert Ayler “Spirits Rejoice” (ESP)